Monday, August 31, 2009

Virginia Women Respond to Liberal Attacks

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2009 

Virginia Women Respond to Latest Deeds Attack
Today, women from across Virginia responded to Creigh Deeds’ latest backwards looking and divisive attack based on an article in yesterday’s Washington Post article regarding a decades-old academic paper by then-student Bob McDonnell. Their statements are below.

Judy Ford Wason, Williamsburg
"I know and have confidence in Bob McDonnell. He respects and surrounds himself with strong working women. His daughter served our nation in Iraq. His campaign manager in 2005 was a working mom. As Attorney General he appointed women to run the public safety, opinions, civil litigation and transportation/real estate/environment and technology sections of Virginia's Attorney General’s office. As the former head of "Virginians for Mark Warner", and a pro-choice woman, I look for candidates who seek to bring people together and Bob McDonnell is doing this in his campaign. Bob has always respected and supported working women and will continue to do so. Virginians are worried about the future, not a decades-old academic paper. They are concerned about their jobs, the economy, public safety, education and transportation. These are the important issues that matter to men and women and these are the issues Bob will provide strong leadership to address as Governor."
Judy Ford Wason is the former Head of “Virginians for Mark Warner”. She lives in Williamsburg.



Lisa Caruso, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Dinwiddie County:
“As a former Democrat, and current elected official, I have seen Bob McDonnell lead on numerous initiatives to safeguard Virginia’s women and children. His work to combat child pornography, sexual predators, and online criminals makes me proud as a Commonwealth’s Attorney, and as a working mother. The women of Virginia know they have a friend in Bob McDonnell. His record proves it.”
Lisa Caruso is the first woman to be elected as Commonwealth’s Attorney for Dinwiddie County. She is the mother of two girls Mackenna, 4, and Delaney, 2. She is married to active duty army officer, Lt Col Anthony Caruso.

Janet Polarek, Richmond
“I ran Bob McDonnell’s 2005 campaign. I did it while raising my beautiful daughter Reagan, who was two at the time. After Bob won the 2005 campaign he appointed me to serve as his Director of Administration in the Office of the Attorney General. It was not a novel occurrence to find Bob McDonnell in my office discussing the running of Virginia’s law firm while Reagan colored on the floor. Today I serve on the senior staff of Bob’s gubernatorial campaign. In every senior level position in which I have served, Bob McDonnell has been an exemplary, respectful, and understanding boss. Bob McDonnell has consistently and always gone the extra mile in every way possible to make sure I can balance work and family. I speak with direct experience when I say unequivocally that Bob McDonnell supports and champions working moms. He is a true friend to the working mothers of Virginia.”
Janet Polarek is Chief Operations Officer of McDonnell for Governor. She formerly served as Director of Administration in the Virginia Office of the Attorney General and as Campaign Manager for “McDonnell for Attorney General” in 2005. She is the mother of Reagan Polarek, age 6. 

Lisa Hicks-Thomas, Henrico County
“I am the mother of two beautiful children. Attorney General Bob McDonnell appointed me to serve as Deputy Attorney General for Transportation/Real Estate/Environment and Technology. I was honored to have been chosen. And I was even more honored to serve with an office holder who surrounded himself with strong working women. I’m not interested in a decades-old academic paper. I’ve actually served with Bob McDonnell in public office. I know who he is, I know how he acts, I know how he leads. He will be a great governor for Virginia. This working mother can think of no one better to lead our Commonwealth in the years ahead.”
Lisa Hicks-Thomas is a Deputy Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia

Heather Young, Fairfax County
“I am a businesswoman and owner of an executive search firm whose clients include many successful women CEOs. Recently, I had the opportunity along with several other women business owners to sit down with Bob McDonnell to share our views on where we think his plan should stand. I’m not interested in academic papers written before the Berlin Wall fell. What I’m interested in is who has the best vision of how we can bring new jobs to Virginia and get this economy moving again. Bob McDonnell is by far the best candidate to get Virginia’s economy turned around for the benefit of all of the working women and men of Virginia.”
Heather Young is a Partner and co-founder of Fairfax County based Benchmark Executive Search, a retained executive search firm that specializes in recruiting senior leadership for technology companies nationwide. Heather lives in Fairfax County.

Jill Stelfox, Fairfax County
“I’m a Virginia working mother. I’m interested in a candidate’s record and vision. Bob McDonnell has been a consistent and effective advocate for women and children in the Commonwealth. He led efforts to get drunk drivers off our streets, protect our children online, punish sexual predators, combat child pornography, fight gangs, and help victims of domestic violence. When he was author of Virginia’s groundbreaking welfare reform bill he made sure that child day care was included and promoted so that more women could fully participate in the workforce. That’s a record Virginia women can believe in. Bob McDonnell will be a great governor for the women, and men, of Virginia.”
Jill Stelfox is the Chief Executive Officer of Accession Point, and is a proud working mother of two. Jill resides in Fairfax County.


Caren Merrick, Fairfax County
“Most Virginia voters know this election is not about a student paper from decades ago. It's about creating jobs, fixing our transportation and education problems, and making government work for the people of Virginia. Bob McDonnell has the ideas, experience, and bi-partisan track record to get Virginia headed in the right direction.”
Caren DeWitt Merrick is co-founder of webMethods, Inc., an investor in early stage technology companies in Virginia. Caren resides in Fairfax County.

Kim White, Commonwealth’s Attorney, Halifax County
“I work in public safety. Over the past four years I have worked with Bob McDonnell as he has led initiative after initiative to help keep Virginians safe. I’ve worked closely with his staff, including Marla Decker, who he appointed to head the public safety division of the Office of the Attorney General, and Lisa Hicks-Thomas, who he appointed to head the transportation/real estate/environment and technology section of the office. Bob surrounded himself in office with strong working women. He only had one consideration when it came to the individuals he placed into leadership positions: were they the right person to get the job done? Bob was a great Attorney General. He will be a great Governor. Virginians have watched him lead in statewide office. His record is what matters, not a decades-old academic paper.”
Kim White is Commonwealth’s Attorney for Halifax County.

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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Richmond Times Dispatch Hits Creigh Deeds hard

"Veteran politicos have seen some very well-run campaigns in the commonwealth over the years, and some very poorly run campaigns. But perhaps not since Ben "Cooter" Jones tried to unseat 7th District Rep. Eric Cantor have they seen a prominent campaign as odd as that of gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds."



Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Youth for Cuccinelli

If you are a young person who supports Ken Cuccinelli for Attorney General check out the new Youth for Cuccinelli program online: 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/Y4Cuccinelli

Blog: http://youthforcuccinelli.blogspot.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Youth-For-Cuccinelli/117602058323?ref=ts



Sen. Ted Kennedy dies


New Bob McDonnell Ad

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Worried about the future of the Conservative Movement- Look no further

On August 1 in Atlanta Conservative blog RedState.com held a gathering. Among the speakers were three rising stars in the Republican party who are all around the same age and all running for office in an election this year or next. All three stick to their guns and maintain true conservative values even with pressure to swing to the middle. I believe that they can and will lead the fight to take our party, states, and nation back to our founding principles. One of them you are probably very familiar with if you are a regular reader of my blog, another you've probably heard of due my advocacy of his candidacy, and another you probably haven't heard of (neither had I until I began my search for videos of the speeches of the first two) but is well worth checking out and putting whatever support you can from where you are for his candidacy. With that as fighters for the conservative movement, lovers of freedom, liberty and limited government the Roanoke Conservative Daily officially endorses Ted Cruz, someone who holds those same values near and dear, for Attorney General of Texas. 

http://vimeo.com/6020640 -Ken Cuccinelli 

http://vimeo.com/6006360 -Marco Rubio 

http://vimeo.com/6025030 -Ted Cruz (running for Attorney General of Texas) 

Monday, August 17, 2009

OUR NEXT GOVERNOR
BOB MCDONNELL
IS COMING FOR COFFEE and DONUTS
AT OUR VICTORY HEADQUARTERS
 
THIS SATURDAY, AUGUST 22, 9AM SHARP
Corner of Rt. 419 and Ogden, just across Ogden from Panera and
Tanglewood Mall
 
COME BY, SAY HI, STAY TO VOLUNTEER!
 
LET'S SHOW BOB THAT THE ROANOKE VALLEY HAS THE BEST VOLUNTEERS IN THE STATE AND WE ARE WORKING HARD TO GET HIM ELECTED!! 
BRING A FRIEND TO MEET HIM AND TO GET INVOLVED!
SPREAD THE WORD AND TURN OUT THE CROWD TO SHOW THAT THE ROANOKE VALLEY IS MCDONNELL COUNTRY!!
 
We look forward to seeing YOU there!!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Bob McDonnell proposes to meet Deeds in the middle with 7 debates

“Meet in the Middle” Compromise Debate Proposal

The four debates agreed to by the Deeds campaign are:

Fairfax Chamber of Commerce September 17th

Radio One Forum September 12th

LWV/AARP October 12th

WSLS October (Date TBD)

The McDonnell campaign proposes to add the following debates, putting the final amount at seven:

Blogs United Debate (Date TBD)

WJLA/YouTube/Politico Debate October 6th

UVa Center for Politics/NBC 29 Debate October 20th

Leadership

New Polls

In polls released today Bob McDonnell leads Creigh Deeds by 14 points, Bill Bolling leads Jody Wagner by 14 points and Ken Cuccinelli leads by 13 points over Steve Shannon. Looking good!